The table below looks at the statistics for the Mobile Tester role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mobile Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Tester
Rank 589 547 525
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Mobile Tester 19 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.043% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.046% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £258 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £385 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £258 £306 £325
% change year-on-year
-15.91% -5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50785 47790 46152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.81% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32295 28808 26045
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.64 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Mobile Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Mobile Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mobile Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK.

Mobile Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Mobile Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mobile Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK.

Mobile Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Tester
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -31 19 £350 +16.66% 4
London +17 14 £350 +16.66% 2
City of London +14 5 £350 - 1
South East -33 5 £258 -23.70% 1
Hampshire - 2 - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cwmbran - - - -

Mobile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mobile Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Mobile Tester in their job title.

1 37 (77.08%) Android
2 36 (75.00%) Apple iOS
3 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (58.33%) Mobile App
5 17 (35.42%) QA
6 16 (33.33%) Calabash
6 16 (33.33%) Appium
7 14 (29.17%) BDD
8 13 (27.08%) Scrum
9 10 (20.83%) Cucumber
10 9 (18.75%) SQL
10 9 (18.75%) JIRA
10 9 (18.75%) TDD
11 8 (16.67%) Selenium
11 8 (16.67%) Java
11 8 (16.67%) Automation Testing
12 7 (14.58%) Xcode
13 6 (12.50%) SpecFlow
13 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
14 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
14 5 (10.42%) Robotium
14 5 (10.42%) ISEB
14 5 (10.42%) C#
14 5 (10.42%) E-Commerce
14 5 (10.42%) Handset
15 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (8.33%) Performance Testing
15 4 (8.33%) Manual Testing
15 4 (8.33%) Kanban
16 3 (6.25%) RESTful

Mobile Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mobile Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Mobile Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.08%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) LTE
1 1 (2.08%) Wireshark
1 1 (2.08%) Internet
1 1 (2.08%) DVB
1 1 (2.08%) GPRS
1 1 (2.08%) GSM
1 1 (2.08%) 3GPP
1 1 (2.08%) WLAN
1 1 (2.08%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (33.33%) Calabash
1 16 (33.33%) Appium
2 10 (20.83%) Cucumber
3 9 (18.75%) JIRA
4 8 (16.67%) Selenium
5 7 (14.58%) Xcode
6 6 (12.50%) SpecFlow
7 5 (10.42%) Robotium
8 3 (6.25%) WebDriver
9 2 (4.17%) IntelliJ
9 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
9 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
10 1 (2.08%) JBehave
10 1 (2.08%) WATIR
10 1 (2.08%) Firebug
10 1 (2.08%) TestPartner
10 1 (2.08%) NUnit
10 1 (2.08%) Bugzilla
10 1 (2.08%) JUnit
General
1 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Banking
2 1 (2.08%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) RESTful
2 2 (4.17%) JSON
3 1 (2.08%) HTML5
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
3 1 (2.08%) Web Services
3 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (58.33%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.42%) Handset
3 2 (4.17%) Robotics
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.08%) iPhone
4 1 (2.08%) Open Source
4 1 (2.08%) Social Media
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) STB
Operating Systems
1 37 (77.08%) Android
2 36 (75.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.08%) webOS
3 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (64.58%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.17%) BDD
3 13 (27.08%) Scrum
4 9 (18.75%) TDD
5 8 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
7 5 (10.42%) E-Commerce
8 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Performance Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Manual Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Kanban
9 3 (6.25%) Integration Testing
9 3 (6.25%) Automated Testing
9 3 (6.25%) Regression Testing
10 2 (4.17%) OO
10 2 (4.17%) Content Management
10 2 (4.17%) Web Testing
10 2 (4.17%) Load Testing
10 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) SQL
2 8 (16.67%) Java
3 5 (10.42%) C#
4 2 (4.17%) Ruby
5 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) ISEB
2 2 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (35.42%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.17%) Apple
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.08%) Google
2 1 (2.08%) HP
2 1 (2.08%) Symbian
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